Culford School

The Performing Arts

The arts are a fundamental part of human culture and an appreciation and understanding of them is key to being a fully developed person. Pupils are involved in a wide range of musical, dramatic, artistic and other cultural events.

The orchestra, chamber choir, carols choir, wind band, jazz band and other ensembles are organised to great effect by the music department. On the other hand, House concerts, jazz evenings, termly concerts and other events are organised, promoted and performed entirely by the pupils to a very high standard.

The drama department produces an annual school musical to the highest standards, with the talents of many pupils on display. Pupils lead as well as support both onstage and behind the scenes. We offer other opportunities to watch live theatre and pupils can develop and experience skills in technical theatre in lessons and as part of wider projects. Regular drama clubs and LAMDA lessons are available, allowing students to build confidence in public speaking and presenting.

Dance is now an increasingly important part of Culford’s offering and there are opportunities to learn many different styles, from classical to contemporary.


Behind the Scenes of We Will Rock You 

A sell out performance of We Will Rock You was performed by Culford Senior School pupils' with great success.

Culford’s Drama, Dance and Music Department collaborated to work tirelessly with the pupil strong cast of 33, organising everything from choreography to professional sound and lighting. The live band were the perfect accompaniment for the fantastic musical numbers on the night, including Queen classics such as I Want to Break Free, We are the Champions and of course, We Will Rock You.

The west-end favourite was performed to audiences of more than 300 over three nights in Culford’s Centenary Hall.

The young performers, aged from just 14, displayed talent beyond their years, conveying the spirit and energy of the production wonderfully and bringing the story to life for the audience.